Screen resoluton

Kevin C. Smith kevin at
Wed Sep 20 19:35:04 UTC 2006

Ctrl + Alt + BackSpace should restart X then you can log back in;
if you can't just exit and restart.
I'm guessing restarting will fix it. Sounds like the toolbar is still there
otherwise you wouldn't have the Exit and Firefox links. If above
stated restart doesn't work, try right clicking on the toolbar and
adding what you want back on.

gedit is part of Gnome. Are you using Gnome? If not use any editor.

What brand/model is your video card?
What brand/model and size monitor are you using?

> Matt
> I cannot get the command line"sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf" to do
> anything
> Now I have lost the tool bar at the top of the screen with all the
> links to do any Admin adjustments, setup the desktop, and/or open any
> Applications.
> All there is now is a link to Firefox and a link on the right to exit
> the system.
> Any suggestions on how to regain the original Ubantu desktop screen
> and edit the xorg.conf file?
> thanks from Tom ( a green newbie who is still stuck in VGA mode)
> On Sep 20, 2006, at 10:57 AM, Matt wrote:
> Also while you are looking at the conf file make sure it is not using
> the VGA driver
> Driver     "vga"
> If this is the case then your video card driver hasnt installed properly
> Matt
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